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Economic mobility and agricultural labour in rural India: a case study



Economic mobility and agricultural labour in rural India: a case study



Discussion Paper Development Economics Research Programme, Suntory Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines ( 35): 65pp.



The paper examines the issue of labour mobility on the basis of data on incomes and occupations in a North Indian village (Palanpur, Uttar Pradesh) collected through four separate surveys between 1957/58 and 1983/84. It describes the labour market in Palanpur and examines the characteristics of households involved in casual agricultural labour. Poverty among agricultural labour households is discussed in terms of per capita incomes.

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